EU Council. Foreign Affairs Council of the EU (Brussels - and 17/5): - Current affairs: discussion including the recent visit of the High Representative to Chile. - Western Balkans: exchange of views. - War in Ukraine: update on recent developments. Miscellaneous. - Lunch: exchange of views with the Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Western Balkan countries.
EU Council. EU/Canada Joint Ministerial Committee (Brussels). Ukraine: joint response to Russian aggression and its global consequences. - Security and defence: cooperation between the two sides at NATO level and in a number of other common strategic priorities at international level (relations with China, the situation in Afghanistan, Latin America and the Sahel, and the Arctic area). - Bilateral cooperation: strengthening the commitment of both sides to promote democracy, human rights and the Rule of law - these values at the global level as well as on current issues such as the pandemic recovery, the fight against climate change and the protection of biodiversity, energy security and the digital transition.
EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): - Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (Civcom). - Advisors/Attachés. - Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA). - Headline Goal Task Force (HTF). - Military Committee Working Group (EUMCWG).
EU Council, European Parliament, European Commission. Interinstitutional negotiations (Brussels). - Trilogue meeting on the draft regulation on gas storage capacity.
European Parliament. Committee activities (Brussels): - ECON: vote on report on green bonds (rapp. P. Tang); Exchange of views with Stefan Ingves, First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1mu ). - BUDG-ECON: Exchange of views with Elena Flores, Chair of the InvestEU Steering Board (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1m0 ). - BUDG-CONT: presentation by the Commission of the proposal for the revision of the Financial Regulation (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1m0 ). - ITRE: public hearing on creative start-ups and innovation; exchange of views with the Commission on the repercussions of the war in Ukraine on the EU’s defence industry and space policy (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1m6 ). - DEVE: Exchange of views with Commissioners Lenarčič (Crisis Management) and Urpilainen (International Partnerships) on the situation in Afghanistan and EU assistance. (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1mv ). - DROI: public hearing on the next steps towards the universal abolition of the death penalty (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1m9 ). - IMCO: public hearing ‘Digital Product Passport: enhancing transparency and consumer information in the internal market’; vote on the provisional agreement resulting from the trilogue on the Digital Markets Act (DMA) (rapp. A. Schwab) and a report on the progress of the trilogue on the Digital Services Act (DSA) (rapp. C. Schaldemose) (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1me ). - INTA: examination of the reports on the protection of the EU against economic coercion by third countries (rapp. B. Lange) and on trade liberalisation with Ukraine (rapp. S. Kalniete); adoption of the report on the future of EU-Africa trade relations (rapp. H. Scholz); state of play with the Commission on international trade negotiations (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1mg ). - ENVI: Exchange of views with the Commission in view of the 75th World Health Assembly; report on the trilogue on the amendment of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1mm ).
Tuesday 17 May
EU Council. Foreign Affairs Council of the EU (Brussels). *Defence: - Strategic Compass: exchange of views on its implementation with a particular focus on the future of Common Security and Defence Policy missions and operations.) - War in Ukraine: discussion on recent developments and measures taken to assist Ukraine and against Russia. - Informal working lunch with the NATO Secretary General and the Ukrainian Defence Minister (by video conference). - The EU Council will be preceded by a meeting of the Steering Board of the European Defence Agency (EDA).
Council of the EU, European Commission. International Ministerial Meeting - 5th Ministerial Meeting on Employment and Labor (Marrakech - and 18/5). Agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1ni
EU Council, European Parliament, European Commission. Interinstitutional negotiations (Brussels). - Trilogue meeting on the EU Digital Covid Certificate.
European Parliament. Committee activities (Brussels): - AFET: adoption of the report on security in the Eastern Partnership area and the role of the Common Security and Defence Policy (Rapp. W.J. Waszczykowski) (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1lz ). - BUDG-DEVE: Public hearing “Implementation and financing of the COVAX scheme: successes, challenges and lessons for the future”; votes on various reports (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1m0 ). - ITRE: public hearing on decentralised solar energy and prosumers; Presentation by Christian Zinglersen, Director of ACER, on his agency’s final assessment of the EU wholesale electricity market design (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1m6 ). - AGRI: exchange of views with the FAO Chief Economist on the situation of world food markets; discussion of the report on a long-term vision for rural areas in the EU (rapp. I. Carvalhais) (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1m7 ). - EEDS: public hearing on “The future of European defence after the collapse of Afghanistan and Russia war against Ukraine: the next steps in the achieving the European Defence Union” (info: https://aeur.eu/f/1mq ); exchange of views on the situation in Ukraine and the supply of defensive military equipment to the country with deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1mc ) . - INGE-SEDE: discussion with the EEAS on Russian propaganda in relation to the war in Ukraine. - IMCO: exchange of views with the Commission on the importance of standards for the EU’s strategic autonomy and on the Single Market Emergency Instrument as well as on the risk management mechanism in the context of the Single Market for Digital Services (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1me ) - INTA: Exchange of views with Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-Presidents of the Commission, on recent developments in the work of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council; exchange of views with Mr Dombrovskis on preparations for the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva (12-15/06) (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1mg ). - ENVI: vote on the reports on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) (rapp. M. Chahim), the review of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) (rapp. P. Liese); consideration of the report on the energy performance of buildings (rapp. R. Kanev); exchange of views with the Commission on the new EU strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1mm ).
European Court of Auditors (Luxembourg). Publication of a special report on the internationalization of European SMEs.
Court of Justice of the EU (Luxembourg). #Judgments: - Case C-600/19 (Ibercaja Banco), joined cases C-693/19 SPV (Project 1503) and C-831/19 (Banco di Desio e della Brianza and others) and cases C-725/19 (Impuls Leasing România) and C-869/19 (Unicaja Banco - can national procedural principles be an obstacle to the rights of litigants under Union law?)
Wednesday 18 May
EU Council. EU-Armenia Partnership Council of the EU (Brussels). - Partnership: exchange of views on the state of implementation of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement and the Economic and Investment Plan. - Political dialogue: state of reforms in the country, democracy, Rule of law and human rights; economic, trade and sectoral cooperation; prospects for launching a dialogue on visa liberalisation. - Regional issues: exchange of views on the Russia/Ukraine conflict and its regional repercussions, relations with Turkey and Iran, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.
EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): - Coreper I. - Coreper II. - EU Military Committee: meeting of the Chiefs of Defence Staff. - Financial Services Attachés. - Political and Security Committee. - Committee for civilian aspects of crisis management (Civcom). - Justice and Home Affairs Advisors.
European Commission. Weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners (Brussels). - RePowerEU plan (von der Leyen/Timmermans). - Relief and reconstruction of Ukraine (von der Leyen). - Analysis of the defence investment gaps (Vestager). - International partnerships and energy package : + New strategy on international energy engagement (Timmermans/Borrell). + Joint Communication on a partnership with the Gulf (Borrell).
EU Council, European Parliament, European Commission. Interinstitutional negotiations (Brussels). - Trilogue meeting on the draft regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets (MiCA).
European Parliament. Committee activities (Brussels) : - IMCO: extraordinary meeting: discussions on the main results of the DSA and DMA negotiations with the French Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, Cédric O. - EMPL-ENVI: vote on the report on the establishment of the Social Climate Fund (rapp. D. Casa and E. de Lange) (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1m1 ).
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Plenary session (Brussels - and 19/05). Agenda of the session: https://aeur.eu/f/1mn
General Court of the EU (Luxembourg). #Judgments: T-609/19 (Canon v Commission- should Canon’s action for a fine of €28 million imposed by the Commission for non-compliance with merger control rules in its acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation be upheld?).
Thursday 19 May
EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): - Headline Goal Task Force (HTF). - Military Committee Working Group (EUMCWG). - Political and Security Committee (PSC).
EU Council, European Parliament, European Commission. Interinstitutional negotiations (Brussels). - Trilogue meeting on : - the draft directive for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSRD) ; - the EU Single Window Environment for Customs.
European Parliament. Committee activities (Brussels): - EMPL: review of the report on the working conditions of platform workers (rapp. E. Gualmini) (agenda: https://aeur.eu/f/1m1 ) . - DEVE: Workshop on Combating Environmental Crime in Developing Countries.
Court of Justice of the EU (Luxembourg). #Judgments: - C-33/21 (INAIL and INPS - Are Ryanair flight crews not covered by E101 certificates who work for 45 minutes a day in the airline’s crew room at Bergamo airport and who, for the remaining working time, are on board the airline’s aircraft ,subject to Italian social security legislation?) - C-569/20 (Spetsializirana prokuratura - Trial of a Fugitive - if it is impossible to locate a person being prosecuted, can he be tried or sentenced in absentia?).
Friday 20 May
EU Council. Foreign Affairs Council of the EU (Brussels).*Development. - Ukraine: exchange of views on the global implications of the war in Ukraine, including food security, and the multilateral response to this crisis. - Informal working lunch with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.
EU Council. Preparatory bodies (Brussels): - Coreper I. - Trade Policy Committee. - Advisers/Attachés. - Justice/Home Affairs Advisers. - Working Party on the United Kingdom.